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The Trophy Kids Grow Up: How the Millennial Generation is Shaking Up the Workplace by Ron Alsop

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7.5. THE INTERNET GENERATION'S DISCONNECTIONS

Although the millennial generation's attitude seems to be the more stimulation the better, too much multitasking may actually prove harmful. It could be undermining critical concentration, reading, communication, and interpersonal skills. Some critics even consider the millennials' extreme multitasking a manifestation of attention deficit disorder and have labeled them the Ritalin Generation.

There's no question that some multitaskers have short attention spans and are easily distracted and bored. Although adroit multitasking might mean greater productivity on routine projects, it might not result in top-flight work for assignments that require focus, critical analysis, and deeper thinking. Employers ...

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